Azaz Architects Create a Coffee Temple for a Spiritual Drinking Experience

Azaz Architects

Famous Saudi coffee roasters Elixir Bunn opened their new location in Riyadh, designed by Azaz Architects.

After building a strong reputation for their coffee, it was time to build an atmosphere to complement their famous drinks. 

Coffee in Saudi Arabia is well-rooted into the local culture and could be traced back to times prior to the formation of the Kingdom. 

Since then, coffee in the region has evolved, and today, the coffee industry in Saudi Arabia is flourishing. 

To match that progression, Azaz Architects created the space as a “Deco Temple” to take coffee seekers into a modern-day spiritual-like experience. 

The structural column in the center of the space created a challenge for the designers. However, the team at Azaz Architects embraced it, transforming it into the center point of its design. 

New walls blossomed from the column, shaped into massive overreaching arches. The shape of the historic Islamic arches combined with the mud finishing contributed to the feel of local sanctity. 

The shop has a modern edge to it thanks to metropolitan touches such as the use of sustainable Italian Terrazzo for the floor and the deep blue spiral staircase. 

The new Elixir Bunn shop, designed by Azaz Architects, has become a landmark among the fast-growing coffee shop industry in Saudi Arabia.

Project info:

Project name: Deco Temple (Elixir Bunn Coffee Roasters)
Architects: Azaz Architects
Project Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 
Completion Year: September 2019
Light Design: Nader Gammas 
Photo credits: Abdulrahman Bayashout

About the designer: Azaz Architects

a multiple International Award Winning boutique architecture and design services firm based in Riyadh with a second location in Madrid. The firm provides A-Z design services to a wide variety of local and international clients. Services offered to include exterior and interior architecture, furniture design, site supervision as well as project management. So far, Azaz Architects has delivered a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from residential, multi-use, office space and commercial.

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